Chalkboard Murphy bed| Custom

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Project by Chris Davis posted 01-10-2017 12:25 PM 3239 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Murphy bed that I just finished up. It was built in December 2016. It’s a chalkboard face Murphy bed. Since I do a lot of variations of this same Chalkboard style, I’ll call this one the Schoolhouse Chalkboard Murphy bed. Basically what I did is to take a white Murphy bed and inlaid a chalkboard in it.

The Chalkboard is 49” x 62”. Added some molding at the bottom with a flute to serve as the chalk holder. To open it up, just pull the black handle I put in the middle. It blends with the chalkboard paint.

It is very lightweight and easy to use.

Chalkboard Paint: Lowes
White finish: Sherwin Williams White Lacquer
Murphy bed Mechanism: Wallbed Spring System


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#1 posted 01-10-2017 02:54 PM

What a clever idea… Great work… Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 01-10-2017 04:19 PM

Very cool idea and excellent execution!

-- makeBrooklyn - Jim, Brooklyn, NY #handtools

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#3 posted 01-11-2017 01:40 PM

Put another notch in your saw handle ,another winner.


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#4 posted 01-17-2017 01:53 PM

Very cool. One big “post-it” for my daily reminders. Gr8 idea

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